ALPHONSE THO ;;A;;;;
thanks for the compliment!! however:::
the reason why calicos exist is due to a gene that controls fur color located on the x chromosome. there are two versions of this gene—XB, for orange fur, and Xb for black fur. A cat heterozygous for those genes (XBXb) will have black and orange fur.
Normally, that would require the cat to be female (XX), since the Y chromosome doesn’t harbor the fur-color gene. HOWEVER, some male cats have Klinefelter syndrome and have three chromosomes (XXY), instead of the normal XY. This means that male calicos can exist, although most are sterile and have health issues due to the syndrome.
so rockchester (CHRIS) came up with a dogfish!dean au ? ?? ?? ? ?? life works in mysterious ways
dean would be super tan from the sun lmaooo and his hair would be bleached from being underwater all the time